Amherst College Need Based Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$51,775

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Amherst College

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 56% of students admitted to Amherst receive need-based scholarships. Last year, the total number of eligible students was approximately 1,066.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must attend Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student at the time of application.
  3. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Amherst College provides generous need-based financial aid options for all admitted undergraduate students. Applicants must apply for and be accepted for enrollment and must demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA report for the current tax year.

Application requirements for the Amherst College Need Based Scholarship are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: Amherst College provides comprehensive financial aid through need-based scholarships and grants. All students who are accepted and complete a FAFSA prior to the aid deadline will be considered, and amounts will vary depending on the student's demonstrated ability to finance tuition. In addition to need-based grants, students may also be eligible for additional funding through on-campus work study programs that provide nearly $2 million annually for enrolled students.

Award Amount: Award amounts vary depending on each student's demonstrated financial need. In the prior academic year, the average scholarship amount was $51,775. Financial aid is renewable for up to all four years of undergraduate study.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $51,775.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 1

Applications and information about the Amherst College Need Based Scholarships are available online using the provided links. To be considered for institutional financial aid, students must first be admitted for enrollment at Amherst College. A completed application for admissions requires the following: a Common Application, Coalition Application OR QuestBridge Application; the Amherst College Writing Supplement; application fee; school report; high school transcripts for first time applicants and college transcripts for transfer applicants; one counselor recommendation; two teacher recommendations; and SAT or ACT test score results. To be considered for financial aid, admitted students must complete the FAFSA and select Amherst with their school code. Students applying for Early Decision must submit the completed application no later than November 1. Students apply for Regular Decision must submit applications by the final deadline of January 1.
Contact: Office of Financial Aid
Address: B-5 Converse Hall Amherst College P.O. Box 5000 Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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